Majayjay, Laguna

Majayjay, Laguna
Municipality of Majayjay
Bayan ng Majayjay
—  Municipality  —

Map of Laguna showing the location of Majayjay
Municipality of Majayjay is located in Philippines
Municipality of Majayjay
Location in the Philippines
Coordinates: 14°09′N 121°28′E / 14.15°N 121.467°E / 14.15; 121.467Coordinates: 14°09′N 121°28′E / 14.15°N 121.467°E / 14.15; 121.467
Country  Philippines
Region CALABARZON (Region IV-A)
Province Laguna
District 4th District of Laguna
Founded 1571
Barangays 40
 - Mayor Teofilo C. Guerra
 - Total 69.58 km2 (26.9 sq mi)
Population (2007)
 - Total 23,681
 - Density 340.3/km2 (881.5/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 4005
Income class 4th
Population Census of Majayjay
Census Pop. Rate
1995 18,989
2000 22,159 3.37%
2007 23,681 0.92%

Majayjay is a 4th class municipality in the province of Laguna, Philippines. It is located at the foot of Mt. Banahaw, and stands 1,000 feet above sea level. One hundred twenty kilometers south of Manila, it is bounded by the municipality of Magdalena on the north, by Lucban in Quezon province on the south, by Luisiana on the east, and by Liliw on the west. According to the latest census, it has a population of 23,681 people in 4,978 households.



Majayjay is politically subdivided into 40 barangays.

  • Amonoy
  • Bakia
  • Balanak
  • Balayong
  • Banilad
  • Banti
  • Bitaoy
  • Botocan
  • Bukal
  • Burgos
  • Burol
  • Coralao
  • Gagalot
  • Ibabang Banga
  • Ibabang Bayucain
  • Ilayang Banga
  • Ilayang Bayucain
  • Isabang
  • Malinao
  • May-It
  • Munting Kawayan
  • Olla
  • Oobi
  • Origuel (Pob.)
  • Panalaban
  • Pangil
  • Panglan
  • Piit
  • Pook
  • Rizal
  • San Francisco (Pob.)
  • San Isidro
  • San Miguel (Pob.)
  • San Roque
  • Santa Catalina (Pob.)
  • Suba
  • Talortor
  • Tanawan
  • Taytay
  • Villa Nogales


Majayjay was founded in the year 1571 and its name was derived from the word "Ma" which means many. Some say that in the old days, to reach this town of hilly terrain, one had to pant, saying "hay, hay" (which means "sigh") and later the name became Majayjay.

Taytay Falls

If Cavinti, Laguna has the Pagsanjan Falls, Majayjay has the Taytay Falls. Others call it the Majayjay Falls or even Imelda Falls, because ex-First Lady Imelda Marcos financed the promotion of tourism in this place. It is a two-storey high falls located in a remote scenery where the forestry is abundant. To reach Taytay Falls, one has to go down the stone steps leading to a kilometer-long trail. Constructed in 2008, during the past, reaching Taytay Falls is a very hard task, as there were no marked trails during that time. Recently, the World Bank has sponsored the promotion of tourism in Taytay Falls.

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